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Leon Trotsky (1879–1940)

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About the Author

Leon Trotsky was born Lev Davidovich Bronshteyn on November 7, 1879 in Yanovka, Ukraine. As a teenager, he became involved in underground activities and was soon arrested, jailed and exiled to Siberia where he joined the Social Democratic Party. He escaped from exile in Siberia by using the name of näytä lisää a jailer called Trotsky on a false passport. During World War I, he lived in Switzerland, France, England, and New York City, where he edited the newspaper Novy Mir (New World). In 1917, after the overthrow of Tsar Nicholas II, he went back to Russia and joined Vladimir Lenin in the first, abortive, July Revolution of the Bolsheviks. A key organizer of the successful October Revolution, he was People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs in the Lenin regime. He was then made war commissar and in this capacity, built up the Red Army which prevailed against the White Russian forces in the civil war. Antagonism developed between him and Joseph Stalin during the Civil War of 1918-1920. When Lenin fell ill and died, Stalin became the new leader and Trotsky was thrown out of the party in 1927. Trotsky fled across Siberia to Norway, France, and finally settled in Mexico in 1936. He began working on the biography of Stalin. He was able to complete 7 of the 12 chapters before an assassin, acting on Stalin's orders, stabbed Trotsky with an ice pick. He died on August 21, 1940. The construction of the remaining five chapters was accomplished by the translator Charles Malamuth, from notes, worksheets, and fragments. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

History of the Russian Revolution (1930) 873 kappaletta
The Revolution Betrayed (1936) 474 kappaletta
My Life (1930) 409 kappaletta
Literature and Revolution (1960) 234 kappaletta
Terrorism and Communism (1920) 216 kappaletta
Jatkuva vallankumous (1929) — Tekijä — 137 kappaletta
1905 (1969) 126 kappaletta
Stalin (1941) 117 kappaletta
Their Morals and Ours (1942) 115 kappaletta
Lenin (1925) 91 kappaletta
The Young Lenin (1972) 67 kappaletta
The Spanish Revolution 1931-39 (1973) 64 kappaletta
Lessons of October (1971) 60 kappaletta
The basic writings of Trotsky (1963) 57 kappaletta
Trotsky's diary in exile, 1935 (1958) 56 kappaletta
Leon Trotsky on France (1936) 49 kappaletta
Women and the Family (1973) 43 kappaletta
Marxism and Terrorism (1995) 38 kappaletta
Military Writings (1969) 30 kappaletta
The Essential Trotsky (1963) 26 kappaletta
Leon Trotsky on China (1976) 23 kappaletta
I crimini di Stalin (1973) 22 kappaletta
The Bolsheviki and world peace (1918) 21 kappaletta
Writings of Leon Trotsky [1930] (1975) 21 kappaletta
Whither England? (1978) 19 kappaletta
On the Jewish Question (1970) 19 kappaletta
From October to Brest-Litovsk (1918) 19 kappaletta
Leon Trotsky Speaks (1972) 18 kappaletta
Portraits, Political and Personal (1977) 18 kappaletta
Stalin Vol. 1 : Rise of a Revolutionary (1969) — Tekijä — 18 kappaletta
Leon Trotsky on the Paris Commune (1970) 18 kappaletta
Stalin Vol. 2 : The Revolutionary in Power (1968) — Tekijä — 17 kappaletta
Writings of Leon Trotsky [1932] (1973) 15 kappaletta
Lenin's Fight Against Stalinism (1975) 15 kappaletta
Leon Trotsky on Britain (1973) 14 kappaletta
Writings of Leon Trotsky [1929] (1975) 13 kappaletta
On the Trade Unions (1969) 13 kappaletta
The Serge-Trotsky Papers (1994) 12 kappaletta
The real situation in Russia (2014) 10 kappaletta
Our Political Tasks (1904) (1979) 8 kappaletta
Political profiles (1972) 6 kappaletta
Compagni di strada 5 kappaletta
Karl Marx (2002) 5 kappaletta
Guerra e rivoluzione 5 kappaletta
Cours nouveau (1923) (1924) 5 kappaletta
In Defense of October (1962) 5 kappaletta
L'avènement du bolchévisme (1977) 4 kappaletta
Mis peripecias en España (2012) 4 kappaletta
Resultat och framtidsutsikter (1954) 4 kappaletta
Stalin's Gangsters (1977) 4 kappaletta
The Communist Manifesto Today (1963) 4 kappaletta
Scritti 1929- 1936 3 kappaletta
Problems of civil war 3 kappaletta
Results and Prospects (2019) 3 kappaletta
Against Individual Terrorism (1974) 3 kappaletta
Lessons of Spain 3 kappaletta
Die Balkankriege 1912-13. (1996) 2 kappaletta
Övergångsprogrammet (1977) 2 kappaletta
Kampen mot Hitler (1983) 2 kappaletta
El fascismo 2 kappaletta
Textes (1984) 2 kappaletta
Natureza do Estado Soviético (1969) 2 kappaletta
Moral e Revolução 2 kappaletta
The Only Road (1933) 2 kappaletta
O Novo Curso 2 kappaletta
Oeuvres (1978) 2 kappaletta
Kampen mot Stalin - 1923 (1982) 2 kappaletta
Bilan et perspectives (1974) 2 kappaletta
Correspondance 1933-1938 (1980) — Tekijä — 2 kappaletta
On Engels and Kautsky 2 kappaletta
Scritti letterari 2 kappaletta
Culture and Socialism (1963) 2 kappaletta
El Capitalismo y sus crisis (2014) 2 kappaletta
Kirov Assassination (1935) 2 kappaletta
The struggle for state power (1966) 2 kappaletta
Marxism in our time (1994) 2 kappaletta
Germany, 1931-1932 (1970) 2 kappaletta
Revolucao Permanente, A (2007) 2 kappaletta
Diary in exile, 1935 (1963) 2 kappaletta
O Anti-Kautsky 1 kappale
La vita è bella (2015) 1 kappale
Jean Jaurès 1 kappale
Minha vida 1 kappale
Vingt lettres 1 kappale
L'année 1917 1 kappale
Nouvelle étape 1 kappale
Literatura y revolucion (2013) 1 kappale
Octubre 1 kappale
My Life, book 1 of 2 (2000) 1 kappale
My Life, book 2 of 2 (2001) 1 kappale
Der Einzige Weg 1 kappale
LÉNINE 1 kappale
Europa im Krieg (1996) 1 kappale
LIÇOES DE OUTUBRO (1900) 1 kappale
SOBRE ARTE Y CULTURA. (1971) 1 kappale
Februarrevolution (1982) 1 kappale
Moja zhizn (2021) 1 kappale
Carlo Marx 1 kappale
Der neue Kurs 1 kappale
Den unge Lenin 1 kappale
En España (1975) 1 kappale
I stake my life 1 kappale
Oeuvres 9 1 kappale
Oeuvres (1979) 1 kappale
Em defesa do marxismo (2011) 1 kappale
The Only Road for Germany (1933) 1 kappale
Marx : Pages choisies (2019) 1 kappale
Escritos Latinoamericanos (2013) 1 kappale
Whither Europe? (1950) 1 kappale
Eurocomunismo x leninismo (Coleção Polêmica) — Säveltäjä — 1 kappale
Můj život (2010) 1 kappale
Der junge Lenin 1 kappale
Můj život 1 kappale
The Labor Party 1 kappale
Whither Russia? 1 kappale
Tuda i obratno (2017) 1 kappale

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Rautakorko (1907) — Johdanto, eräät painokset1,428 kappaletta
Theories of Modern Art: A Source Book by Artists and Critics (1968) — Avustaja — 736 kappaletta
Critical Theory Since Plato (1971) — Avustaja, eräät painokset393 kappaletta
Rosa Luxemburg Speaks (1970) — Avustaja — 116 kappaletta
The Tragedy of the Chinese Revolution (1951) — Johdanto, eräät painokset85 kappaletta
The Essential Marx (Dover Books on Western Philosophy) (1971) — Toimittaja — 39 kappaletta
The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Protest (1998) — Avustaja — 30 kappaletta

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Descripció detallada, però sempre amb el dubte de ser una mica parcial
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salarodo57 | 9 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 14, 2023 |
Instruction manual on how to overthrow the ruling class. Would recommend.
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Nealmaro | Jul 28, 2023 |
A few bits were eye-opening and definitely applicable to the political climate today. Especially the part mentioning weak parties putting forth "lesser evil" candidates. Another putting forth the idea that the bourgeoisie (the 1%) will try to capture as much holdings as possible while capitalism collapses turning the middle class (the petty bourgeoisie) against the proletariat (the working class and the poor) to achieve this. More relevant passages such as: We may set it down as a historical law: fascism was able to conquer only in those countries where the conservative labor parties prevented the proletariat from utilizing the revolutionary situation and seizing power. Seems a parallel to neoliberal suppression of progressives to me. It was a quick read and informational. As a political pamphlet it does its job but it reads like one. I could recommend this if you like politics especially something that may have a few eerie parallels to the current situation in it.… (lisätietoja)
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Ranjr | 1 muu arvostelu | Jul 13, 2023 |
‘You know, with Kautsky, the more I learn about that guy, the more I don’t care for him’ - Norm MacDonald

I’m going to attempt the possible and defend Trotsky in the face of a seemingly insuperable wave of MLM sycophants; an admittedly difficult task to be sure.

Fine, Mao supersedes Trotsky in his understanding of the peasantry, Trotsky is a tad too abstract and not as concrete as the venerable Chairman, he overestimated the upper crust of the working class yadda yadda. But here we have a cutthroat and effective evaluation of lived Soviet reality. Surely someone can’t read this and come away detesting the man? The militarisation of labour goes a hell of a long way in deflating the aspirations of some of the most enervating so-called ‘Marxists’ of my generation who see themselves becoming poets as soon as the class struggle has progressed somewhat, even the notion of egalitarianism (contra the utopian notion of egalitarianism, where the necessity of momentarily maintaining wages, rewarding impressive labour etc. is construed as some immoral sin) is dispelled, a notion all too often misunderstood. As well as this, Trotsky demonstrates the necessity of the State in a way I have found unmatched by other Marxist writers within the tradition — I know it’s a cliche at this point but I do really think that anarchists dwell in some idealistic stupor.

That being said.... do any of these writings carry any weight anymore? Must we solely speak in the language handed down to us by neoliberalism? As I grow older I feel like this is most likely the case. However, this work does stand as a Romantic, passionate haranguing by a man gripped by the most intense and critical conditions imaginable, and he was truly fighting for something novel and in my eyes very important. Perhaps all of these writings surrounding the Internationals are beyond antiquarian at this point of time, but maybe there is something to be salvaged within these silverfish-addled tomes that could cut through the current miasma of our lost futures. Something concerning a steel will, an organised strength, something that may not be a cure-all but will alleviate some ails, some pretty bloody big ones at that.

Even if all of this discourse amounts to nil at least when you’ve read this you’ll no longer need to stare at a closeted liberal with a glazed over expression while swallowing their tepid notions of revolution. Trotsky’s notion of Revolution and violence may belong to a bygone era, but let us not allow these snivelling knaves to diminish and denigrate what once was. Oh and just to mention, no other Marxist has been this unabashedly sincere and open on the sheer horror and terror that civil war, class struggle and the road to socialism involve: Trotsky gives it to you like a pear cider made out of 100% pears.
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theoaustin | May 19, 2023 |



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